Jorginho (Defensive midfielder): 6.5/10
Jorginho was satisfactory; his distribution was good. When he had the ball, he seemed to make the right decision enough times. There were issues with him out of possession though. Fulham seemed to find it easy to play through the Blues’ midfield the few times it had the ball. Jorginho also found himself between his centerbacks a lot in build up when he’d have been more useful to the Chelsea centerbacks in the midfield. He didn’t make any glaring errors in the match. He created one chance, which is always good to see for a defensive midfielder. Jorginho was a cog in a functioning machine and that was enough for Chelsea to get the win. He’s had way worse performances.
Mateo Kovacic (Central midfielder): 6.5/10
Mateo Kovacic’s distribution was excellent. Other than his distribution, he didn’t really impact the game much. He was busy though, winning four out of eight ground duels. It’s unlikely that he starts against Leicester City, and this performance does not put forth a compelling case, but if he is to start the next game, he would have to do a lot more than what he did today.
Mason Mount (Central midfielder): 9.5/10
Mason Mount was Chelsea’s best player on the pitch today. He put up the most complete performance out of all the Chelsea midfielders; supporting the team defensively and creating chances. He created seven chances for the Blues today, five more than any other player. Mount also recorded two interceptions. He won eight out of 11 ground duels and at the same time, completed more crosses than anyone on the pitch (4/8). Mount has been one of Chelsea’s most consistent players since the beginning of last season. This is even more impressive because his place in the team was brought into question with the arrival of Kai Havertz, but he has remained a fixture in the side. Many still hold the young man to impossible standards and convince themselves that he offers nothing. it’s obvious why Mount has been starting and why he continues to start.